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Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:14
Iran Weightlifter Bags Bronze Medal in Olympics Qualifying Games
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s weightlifter Ali Miri in 96-kilogram category received a bronze medal in the qualifying competitions of the 2020 Olympic Games in Qatar.

“Miri registered the record of 162-kilogram in snatch, 209-kilogram in clean & jerk and 371-kilogram in total,” Head of West Azarbaijan Province weightlifting Squad Shahrokh Piri said.

Qatar 6th International Cup will be underway until Tuesday.

Qatar Cup is held under the supervision and organization of the IWF (International Weightlifting Federation) and also the QWF (Qatar Weightlifting Federation)."

The tournament has been held from the year 2015 onwards with editions in 2016 and 2018.

Iranian weightlifter Kianoush Rostami also received a gold medal in snatch and a silver medal in clean & jerk category.

The 2020 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad and commonly known as Tokyo 2020, is an upcoming international multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan, with preliminary events in some sports beginning on July 22.

 

 

 

 

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